Today I went to a place called The Heritage Center in Sterling Hights Michigan. We received training on the All New 2011 Silverado HD. This place is a GM training facility, and inside of the main hall they had on display at least one car from every year of the "Modern Era".
Oddly enough, the car that is regarded as the very first car in this era is the 1955 Chevy!
This is the car that sealed the fate of the old fashioned post war designs. This particular car is a Chevy Bel Air Convertable. Notice the spotlights on each side of the car? Back in the days of the Drive-In Movie theaters, between the cartoons and the previews, a darting figure appeared on the big screen called SPOTTY! It was a ball of light that zoomed and criss-crossed around the screen, and the idea was to turn on your spotlight and zero in on spotty, and KEEP your light on him. Thats how many cars had spotlights in the 50's....Now only cop cars have them!
Sorry to rattle on....Peace!!!